Perfection, beauty and class according to my 8 year old daughter is all tied up in a 2017 KIA SPORTAGE SI (FWD) and anything KIA; at least for now. I doubt she know about its spec’s and the father hasn’t burst her bubble yet with any ‘rotten tomatoes’. At the sight of a KIA, her siblings call out ‘Krissa your car’ and she’s wears that look of satisfaction. I have come to accept that their eye for cars is everything to do with their father.
While driving back home with the children recently we spotted the 2017 KIA, and with all excitement my oldest son said “Mom whatever you do, don’t lose sight of that car,” as I got close, my daughter asked that we do not overtake it, to which I obliged. I pursued the KIA until we were driving right behind it.
In her 8 year old chatter, she goes on to compliment the car and talk about its outward beauty as to ask if the boys can change their minds about their own choices (Alphad for the 11 year old & a Lorry -for the 5 year old.( Might I add choices for now)). Soon we had to part ways with the KIA and she asked them how they felt driving behind it. My love for cars is by osmosis, because in my thought pattern if it is good working condition, I am perfectly comfortable. But on that day, looking at the KIA through my daughters eyes, I must admit we were driving right behind beauty and perfection and it felt good.
One thought or question crossed my mind; if someone can admire and run after outward beauty which fades, how much more if the beauty was inward? I have not experienced the performance of that car; however I guarantee that one wouldn’t spend that much if it wasn’t worth it. The owner must have considered more the excellence and performance of the engine than the vehicle’s outward appearance.
Sometimes we wonder why no one is following us; how about you and I ask ourselves “Does anyone see Christ’s perfection, beauty and class when I show up?” The trueness of these things can only be found in Christ and without Him, is imperfection. Because His perfection dwells on the inside of us, our outward character, persona and general way of life should cause others to want to walk on behind us and not lose sight. This will not only happen because of the outward appearance (kindness, patience, love…) that is visible to them, but more so because of the engine which is Christ; that determines the performance of this vehicle (you and me). A perfect man worth following can only be found in Christ.
Christ was and still is the epitome of perfection, beauty and class and the pursuit of Him we must seek and desire never to lose. Christ perfected in us will cause others to see Him and desire to follow Him closely. And only then can they desire to fully embrace the Vehicle they see.
The only perfection that can be found in my life is Christ’s perfection covering my imperfection. – Kristi F.